The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by alfin32, Oct 24, 2018.
I see it as preventive maintenance. However, it's your car obviously.
Beautiful car Daryl!
I'm very lucky no one went to see this in person.
I was completely out of line with this post, I apologize. When building my hot rod, I was catching all kinds of advice that I didn't ask for. It was and is my car and I will do with it what I like and want(ed), same goes for you and you great roadster. I need to heed my own advice. But do I understand or am I mistaken you have traded already??
No, that was a tongue in cheek statement, I hope to have this for a long time.
No harm / no foul.
Hot Rods are very personal statements, and I look forward to this build. Still trying to figure out the exact direction, but I've got it built 85-90% in my head.
SO, now that it's up on a lift we find out that it used to be a hot rod that was later restored back to stock. The crossmember has been hacked for dual exhausts, and the driver's floor has been crudely replaced by lap welding. Perhaps for a battery? Easy fixes, but shows that somebody has been in there before, and I'm not modifying a pristine, original car. So many can now rest easy.
Round One on the way to screwing this up for good!
Like I said, it's in good hands.....so far, perfect!
Next remove the horns, dog, cowl lights, and DONE. Nice.
Battery was on drivers side under floor originally. Did they cover the original battery access hole? Good looking car, I love that color
The greyhound, lights, horn, grille guard and bumper guards are gone.
Going to tuck the bumpers in a bit.
Swapped over to '36 lights.
Dropped / drilled '32 axle.
Still 50/50 on the cowl lights. Tail lights are going.
F100 steering box w/ '39 DeLuxe banjo.
Nice car, nice find, have fun, enjoy!
We rolled it outside for a final look before the proposed 6" of snow tonight.
congrats , nice ride ! I say ditch the cowl lights... cleans up the side profile... beautiful car !
Very dramatic makeover with somewhat minor changes...really quite a stunning look...can't wait for the rest...
3 inches out of the top and you'd have something...lol. Looking real good Alex.
No, Baron, wouldn't that "ruin" it???
I guess for some, but it wouldn't for me.
I think you know where I stand.
Ohhh mama! Looks killer
New wheels look bigger than 16's.....what size are they? Tire sizes?
dam nice car!!!
They're the stock '34 17", with 5:50, and 7:50 Excelsiors.
When it's done, I want it to look like a Ford executive from the '30's could have done it in house. I'm always drawn to cars that you look at and can't quite figure out what they did.
Chop it two inches.
That car deserves Firestones in my worthless opinion?
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